Monday, 9 June 2008

Following a short intermission

I thought that my hay fever was playing up now that summer seems to have arrived. The pressure in my head instead seems to indicate that I have a stupid head cold.

I've yet to start properly on my corrections to my thesis. I'm going to start tomorrow. After taking a few days off from work last week I then took a few more days off. Then the weekend came, and I really couldn't get myself enthused enough to sit down and look at my thesis.

Our office is supposed to be getting painted this week, so I'm working from home. Except today. Today I went over to the department, jumped on to the wireless for an hour, then talked with some friends over tea, before going to meet some other friends for lunch. I tried to use my USB modem to get online when I came home but it was being temperamental and I didn't get very far.

(I'm writing this offline now, to post in a little while - hopefully!)

I'm going to sit down tomorrow and start sifting through the various notes and corrections that my examiners have given me, and with a little luck I'll be able to work out a plan of action for the next few weeks. Following my viva last Monday I had originally thought that I might submit around the middle of July, but having given the main points that they raised some thought I've decided to aim for around the start of the first week of July. This could get thrown off a bit if some jobs come along that seem worth applying for, but I'm hoping that I can stay disciplined enough to stick at it.

Despite working on thesis corrections though, I should still have time to keep working away on my 101/1001 goals...

Ugh. Stupid head cold. Stupid aching head.

More soon.


kimz said...

ugh... it sucks to get sick. I hope you're feeling better by now. Maybe you just over did it a little... all that stress. Take a lil break if that's what your body needs.

zero_zero_one said...

Thanks kimz! Better now, and going to get back on the blogging horse (so to speak) in the next day or so. Lots to catch up on!